Tag Archive: Kolner Express

Oct 14

Bling makes Hamilton ‘a bit different’ – Lauda

“We have one normal driver, and one who is a bit different.”

2014-10-11 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Russia - Lewis Hamilton (19) According to the Kolner Express tabloid, F1 legend Niki Lauda raised an eyebrow in Russia when he spotted Lewis Hamilton’s latest accessory — an enormous gold chain. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

FIA clampdown dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ in Singapore

The FIA’s Charlie Whiting addressed the media in Singapore

2008-06-05_0049 F1’s intended clampdown on performance communications between teams and drivers has been dubbed ‘Radio Ga-Ga’ up and down the bemused paddock. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 20

Heidfeld is dating Frentzen

“We have known each other from our childhood”

Schönes Paar: Sven Heidfeld und Nicole-Nadine Frentzen beim Urlaub in MonacoIt’s a sensational headline, and nonetheless true — Sven Heidfeld, the brother of former F1 driver Nick, and Heinz-Harald Frentzen’s sister Nicole-Nadine Frentzen, are an item. Read the rest of this entry »

May 09

Vettel raced kart in F1 calendar break

Reigning world champion’s first kart race for three years.

2014-03-01 - Infiniti Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel - 99026 Sebastian Vettel could not resist the lure of racing in the three-week gap between F1’s Chinese and Spanish grands prix. Read the rest of this entry »

May 08

Mercedes to test ‘megaphone’ exhaust in practice

Mercedes is preparing to show off a louder engine note during the Spanish grand prix weekend.

2014-01-31 - Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - Lewis Hamilton 16 Early this week, team chief Toto Wolff revealed that one proposed solution to the turbo V6 sound ‘problem’ is a sort of “megaphone” addition to the exhaust. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 28

Latest Schumacher rumours not true – manager

“Sorry, but those rumours from Spain are apparently not true.”

Michael Schumacher - Deutsche Vermogensberatung Michael Schumacher’s manager has denied reports she told German television that the F1 legend had finally emerged from his long coma. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 09

Nico Hulkenberg insists he is having to be patient as he waits for a front-running car.

Patient Hulkenberg still waiting for winning car

2013-12-03 - Sahara Force India - Dr Vijay Mallya and Nico HulkenbergThe highly rated German was almost signed by Ferrari for 2014. Told by the Kolner Express newspaper that he might have been Fernando Alonso’s teammate had Kimi Raikkonen not “lost patience” with Lotus, he answered: “It was a shame. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 24

F1 to farewell India amid flood of bad press

“We have not been able to sell F1 well enough in these parts”

2011-10-29 - Vodafone McLaren Mercedes - India - Lewis Hamilton 07India looks set to bow out of formula one amid a flood of bad press, as it emerges McLaren mechanics have been armed with mosquito repellent to get them through this weekend’s unloved grand prix. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 23

Rosberg to marry

“It all feels very, very nice”

2013-07-04 - Nurburgring - Nico Rosberg - Lewis Hamilton  (1)Nico Rosberg is engaged to marry his long-term girlfriend Vivian Sibold, according to German reports. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

Ferrari plans Vettel future in Singapore – report

Is Ferrari already planning its future with Sebastian Vettel?

20130831-0007That was the question being asked by the German tabloid Kolner Express on Saturday, after the reigning multiple world champion was spotted meeting with Ferrari team boss Stefano Domenicali. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 27

No helmet rule for F1 pitlane media – FOM

F1 authorities clamped down on pitlane safety

2010-11-06 -  Mercedes GP - INterlagos pitlane 01Photographers and reporters still allowed in the pitlane during F1 track sessions do not have to wear a helmet. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 07

Mateschitz also eyeing Nurburgring rescue – reports

“The bids must all be placed by September”

GP3 - Nurburgring, GermanyTwo more candidates have emerged as potential buyers of the embattled Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Hamilton yet to mend broken friendship – Sutil

Adrian Sutil insists his friendship with Lewis Hamilton remains broken.

2013-06-09_0190That is despite the 2008 world champion saying at Monaco a month ago that he wanted to “get together” with German Sutil and become “good friends” once again. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 10

Massa set to keep Ferrari race seat in 2014 – boss

“As far as our drivers go for 2014, I’m calm” – Domenicali

2013-06-08_0790Felipe Massa is likely to keep his seat at Ferrari beyond the end of his expiring 2013 contract. Read the rest of this entry »

May 26

Vettel’s father back in paddock after injury

Indeed, this weekend in Monaco, Norbert is back.

2013-05-23 - Red Bull Racing - Monaco - Sebastian Vettel (9)A long absence from the paddock for Sebastian Vettel’s father Norbert was due to a hand injury. Read the rest of this entry »

May 10

Vettel expects steward Jones to be fair in Spain

“Seb has proved he can’t be trusted”

2013-04-20 - Red Bull Racing - Bahrain - Sebastian Vettel (10)Sebastian Vettel has brushed off fears he might be the victim of unfair treatment this weekend in Spain. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 20

Quitting DTM right decision for Ralf – Coulthard

“I was surprised” – Coulthard

DTM - Ralf SchumacherRetirement is the right option for Ralf Schumacher, according to former F1 rival David Coulthard. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Sutil’s manager says Force India drive ‘has worked out’

“It looks like it has worked out” – Manfred Zimmermann

2013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 082013-02-23 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Barcelona - Adrian Sutil 04Having denied it was a done deal mere hours ago, Adrian Sutil’s manager now sounds certain the 30-year-old has secured a Force India race seat for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 31

Nurburgring to host 2013 grand prix – reports

Nurburgring officials have reached an agreement with Bernie Ecclestone to host the German grand prix as scheduled in July.

GP3 - NürburgringNurburgring logoThat is the claim of the German newspapers Allgemeine Zeitung and Rhein Zeitung, following a long-running ‘on again, off again’ saga surrounding the fortunes of the financially beleaguered Nurburgring. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 28

Schumacher to race karts in 2013

Now back in retirement, Michael Schumacher will return to his karting roots in 2013.

2012-11-18_00062012-05-12 - Spanish Grand Prix a 0336In the days after the seven time world champion’s last grand prix late last year, we reported that the 44-year-old had signed up to be a test driver for the Italian kart maker Tony Kart this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 27

Ferrari to develop 2013 car in Cologne

Ferrari will develop the aerodynamics of its 2013 car exclusively in Cologne.

03 - Scuderia Ferrari2012-11-16 - Scuderia Ferrari - USA - Fernando Alonso 01After encountering problems with its Maranello facility this year, Ferrari’s wind tunnel will be closed next year until August. International reports, including in El Mundo Deportivo newspaper (Spain) and Kolner Express (Germany), said Ferrari has now turned its attention to Cologne, where the former F1 team Toyota rents out its state-of-the-art facility to clients. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 25

Safety car driver not eyeing retirement yet

Although now into his 40s, Bernd Maylander said he has no immediate plans to step back as F1’s full-time safety car driver.

2012-06-09_03712011-06-12_0948Formerly a race winner in the DTM series, the now 41-year-old has been the safety car driver since 2000. Asked by the Kolner Express newspaper if he has started to think about retirement after 13 seasons in the pitlane, Maylander answered: “It’s funny, because in the last two years I have been getting that question more and more often. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

Ferrari would welcome Porsche to F1

Luca di Montezemolo has admitted he would welcome Porsche to formula one.

2011-12-06_06952012:01:12_11:23:20.0313The VW-brand has played down the latest rumours about a V6-powered grand prix foray on the back of its forthcoming return to Le Mans, but Ferrari president Montezemolo said: “I feel great respect for Porsche, who I consider the main rival of many of our cars. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Another Schumacher could also retire in 2012

The world of premier motor racing could be set to farewell yet another member of the Schumacher family.

DTM - Ralf SchumacherRalf Schumacher DTMRalf Schumacher, the former Williams and Toyota driver, has opened the door to retirement as he looks to finish this year’s German touring car ‘DTM’ series almost dead last. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 24

Vettel escapes while FIA moves on Schu, Webber

Sebastian Vettel clung onto Singapore victory despite a stewards enquiry late on Sunday night.

2012-06-09_0103Flagworld - FIAAfter the Red Bull driver beat McLaren’s Jenson Button to the chequered flag, FIA officials looked into whether he ‘brake tested’ his British rival whilst behind the safety car. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 20

Report – Red Bull to blame for alternator failures?

The specific design of Red Bull’s RB8 could be the reason behind its Magneti Marelli/Renault alternator failures, according to a report.

2012-09-02 - Red Bull Racing - Belgium 99014 - Mark WebberMagneti-MarelliWith team owner Dietrich Mateschitz calling on engine supplier Renault to dump its alternator partner Magneti Marelli, the Kolner Express tabloid said Adrian Newey’s chassis design could be the real problem. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 02

Red Bull ‘must show teeth’ after Spa shocker – Marko

Red Bull’s title hopes could take a big hit at Spa-Francorchamps, with neither RB8 set to start Sunday’s race from the points rankings.

2012-07-08 - Red Bull Racing - Sebastian Vettel - 990142012-06-09_1275Mark Webber, who is second in the drivers’ title chase behind Fernando Alonso, qualified the highest (7th) of the pair in Belgium, but he must move five places back due to a gearbox change.

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Jul 08

Whiting says de Villota crash ‘one in five million’

“The circumstances were just so unique that it was just incredible bad luck”

2012-06-10_0556Maria de VillotaCharlie Whiting, the FIA’s top F1 official, has described Maria de Villota’s crash earlier this week as a “one in five million” freak accident.

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Jul 02

Sebastian Vettel has been warned to watch his manners, according to Germany’s Kolner Express newspaper.

FIA tells Vettel to mind his manners – report

2012-06-09_01092012-06-08_0447After Valencia, where following his retirement the Red Bull driver admitted he suspected a conspiracy, German motor sport association president Hans-Joachim Stuck said Vettel needed to be careful about being cited for “unsportsmanlike conduct”.

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Apr 20

Force India to limit running for anxious staff

Fearful Force India could skip second practice in Bahrain
Force India, Ecclestone, deny Bahrain GP boycott

2012-04-15 - Sahara Force India F1 Team - Chinese Grand Prix - Nico Hulkenberg - Paul di RestaDeputy team boss Bob Fernley confirmed to Reuters that Nico Hulkenberg and Paul di Resta will therefore run limited second practice programmes, and may skip the session altogether. Read the rest of this entry »

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